What is a WHS Policy?

A WHS Policy (Workplace Health and Safety Policy) outlines the obligations for both a business and its employees under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth). The policy outlines how your business will provide a safe workplace for your employees, contractors and visitors, protect them from injury and illness and promote their welfare.

Having a good workplace health and safety policy in your business helps to ensure risks are identified and managed appropriately.

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Do I need it?

Yes! Business owners have an obligation to provide a safe workplace for their workers and other people that interact with their business. Part of this duty is to identify and eliminate or reduce risks. A WHS Policy sets out clear guidelines as to how your staff and others need to contribute to a safe workplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A WHS Policy covers a number of areas related to health & safety, such as manual handling, slips and falls, electrical safety, injury procedure, ergonomic issues, work-related travel and evacuations. It should also include provisions for working remotely or working from home.

Every situation is different, which is why you need expert advice from a commercial lawyer. We’re small business specialists, so you know you’re in safe hands with us.

We’ll consider your unique situation and let you know if we think this is right for your business.

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